Broadtree Partners LLC has established a contract sweeping platform West Sweeping Services to acquire power sweeping companies that perform street, highway, construction, parking lot, and industrial power sweeping to private and government entities. West Sweeping has acquired two sweeping companies, Contract Sweeping Services, LLC and Statewide Construction Sweeping, LLC . True West Capital Partners provided subordinated debt and equity to support Broadtree’s acquisition of the companies.
Contract Sweeping is one of California’s largest Municipal street sweeping service providers to California’s largest municipalities, cities, and waste management companies. Statewide Sweeping is the largest construction sweeper in Northern California and provides regulatory required sweeping services for General Contractors mainly involved in highway and road improvement projects. Both companies originated as sister companies to Universal Site Services, Inc., a full-site service maintenance company that was founded in 1958.
Manvendra Saxena, Operating Partner & Principal at Broadtree has been named the President & CEO of Contract Sweeping and Statewide Sweeping and will manage future acquisitions under West Sweeping. Joe and Gina Vella, the former owners of Contract Sweeping and Statewide Sweeping will be equity holders of West Sweeping and will continue to support the operations and provide meaningful leadership and guidance to Manny and the companies.
“Contract Sweeping and Statewide Sweeping are among the largest players in power sweeping in California with a long rich history. I am excited to build upon the legacy of Gina and Joe by continuing to provide the best-in-class service to our customers and keeping our communities safe and clean.” said Manvendra Saxena, President and CEO of Contract Sweeping/Statewide Sweeping. “We are also actively looking to add other companies to our family via acquisition and partnership with organizations that share our ethos of quality of service, culture of safety and hard work in a family environment.”
“We are excited to remain part of the growth and future expansion of Statewide Sweeping and Contract Sweeping. Together we believe in the strength of the industry as well as trust in Manvendra Saxena’s leadership and continued support from Broadtree’s infrastructure and resources.” said Gina and Joe Vella, the Founders of Contract Sweeping and Statewide Sweeping. “We both agreed that the time was right to take our thriving family-run operation to the next level and looked to partner with Broadtree because of the integrity they exhibited during diligence. Their team had proven to share the same ideals for growth; and their commitment to reinvesting back into our organization, our teams, and technology to create opportunities for continued expansion . To date they have stayed true to their commitment and work daily within the operation as a hands-on partner for the management team.”
“Broadtree is extremely excited to partner with the Vella Family and the teams at Contract Sweeping and Statewide Sweeping. There is a lot of opportunity in the power sweeping space and we will aggressively look to partner with other industry players to continue building thoughtfully upon the platform the Vellas created. By combining the Vella’s knowledge and deep industry relationships with the team at Broadtree we look forward to creating a regional powerhouse in the sweeping space.” said Brad Batten, Managing Partner at Broadtree.
“Contract Sweeping and Statewide Sweeping are the established leaders of sweeping services in the San Francisco bay area with an impressive history of growth and a reputation for quality service. We are excited to partner with Broadtree to support the continued growth plans for the business,” said Brian Hayden, Managing Director, True West Capital Partners.